Ocean Freight

Shipping by sea

Last year, over $4 trillion of goods were transported over the oceans. Container shipping by sea is the dominant freight mode in our global economy.

As a freight forwarder, Eastern can manage your ocean freight services worldwide. We offer an expansive network of locations and can provide a full array of global services — including air freight and rail/truck intermodal — to get your cargo to its ultimate destination.

Smooth sailing

We’ll book your cargo, arrange pickup and delivery, and manage shipping documentation, regardless of point of destination or carrier. We’ll facilitate the entire process to meet the applicable requirements of the import and export countries.

Ocean freight shipment types

It’s your choice: Eastern can ship your goods in a container that’s all yours (also known as Full Container Load, or FCL), or a container shared by other shippers (known as Less than Container Load, or LCL).

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

At least 20 million shipping containers are currently traveling across the oceans. That’s over two times the population of Switzerland!